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'll tell us why and what he's doing about it. >>> you've been telling us who your heroes are, thousands of you. now we'll reveal the top ten cnn heroes of the year for the first time right here this hour on cnn. >>> first if you want to make a republican smile, mention the year 1994. that year is midterm elections coming halfway through the first term of a democratic president, bill clinton, republicans picked up 54 house seats and 8 senate seats. more than enough to win control of both houses of congress. 16 years later, we are halfway through the first term of a democratic president, a different one now with the democratic majority in congress and republicans aren't the only ones making comparisons and predictions and promises. this morning, the house republican leadership rolled out its pledge to america. a longer and less specific version of 1994's contract with america. the setting was a lumber company in northern virginia, the key points are these. a halt to any stimulus spending that hasn't gone out yet. and a rollback of overall spending to prestimulus, prebailout levels. repeal
and the u.s. are now on full alert this morning. agents are investigating a possible threat from al qaeda-linked terrorists. >> they say this threat is credible and could involve commando-style tactics. brian ross investigates. >> reporter: tonight in paris, police evacuated the eiffel tower for the second time in two weeks after a bomb threat was called in. no bomb was found today. but officials in france are taking no chances. given what they believe is a very real threat. "we currently have reached the spike in the threat of an attack, which is unquestionable," the head of the french national police said last week. "as i speak to you this very moment, there is a specific threat against french interests," he added. this new threat to france, as well as germany and britain and the u.s., is coming from pakistan, according to intelligence officials. in large part from a contingent of german citizens who have been recruited for a jihad against the west over the last four years. >> some are german converts. many are turks. many are arabs. right new now we already have the first afghans and e
. who was picked up this time and why are u.s. authorities worried. jenna: in the bottom box, where more democrats are breaking ranks with party leaders. all that and much more straight ahead. jon: a huge hurricane batters the tiny island of bermuda. igor hits with 95-mile an hour winds. janice dean is watching this thing in the faction weather center. >> reporter: it could have been a lot worse. center of igor40 miles west of bermuda, last night around 11:00 local times. winds ar68 miles per hour gusting to 93. tropical force storm winds extending 350 miles from the center of the storm. this is a huge, huge event. hay had tropical-force storm winds for at least 24 hours on the island of bermuda. there doesn't seem to be a lot of damage or injuries reported, but igor did cause two deaths in the caribbean. there is the storm right now off screen because we don't have the satellite picture for you. you can see how huge this storm is, still a hurricane but expected to become extra tropical within the next day or so. so there is the path, racing across portions of canada. a tropical storm wa
someone hit her. >> why ha you decided to run for the u.s. senate? >> i don't feel our elected officials are responsive to the needs of their constituents. >> reporter: she is just 30 years old, athird-yeesh law student but running on the ticket. her campaign motto is a litel statement too. she was training for a triathalon when a driver hit her on her bike on campus way and largo early sunday morning. >> my hope is that she is 100% back to where she was when she left the house. right now, i just want to be able to lookt her and recognize her. >> reporter: recognizing her daughter again will take time. and a medical miracle. natasha suffered from multiple broken bones, a head injury, and lost a kidney in surgery. >> there was a need to resuscitate because there were no vital signs or signs of life. and i would like to know what would have caused someone to hit another human being on their bicycle. clearly if you don't see the person, you should have seen the bicycle. >> reporter: the driver told police, she didn't see the bike until she drove home and spotted it unher escalade.
for joining us. thank you eric for joining us. >> i love it. >> the money here. >> keepanite on it. >> i tell you what, it was ladies night on friday for the gop. lisa murkowski . o'donnell spired up the crowd. familiar things that you have heard from sarah palin. talking about the ruling class. here is chris tin o'donnell. >> it is not they don't get us. they call us whacky and wing nuts. we call us "we the people." [laughing] >> they are trying to say we are trying to take over that party or that campaign. they don't get it. we are not trying to take back our country. we are, our country. >> she spoke for 18 minutes and received multiple standing ovation . she won the gop nomination in delaware. she is called the "it" girl. there is so much. she won an upset victory and some people say the deck and cards are stacked against her for the upcoming election. but she is getting so much name recognition people are getting to know her now that she is on the national stage. >> she is perfect tea party candidate. she is anti-establishment. she was voted in by the people and that's what she stands fo
leads on them? >> reporter: police are telling us that both shannon watkins and casey boone were involved in prostitution and that watkins, who is 34 years old, was known to frequent prince george's county as well as the alexandria virginia area. as for boone, she is 20 years old and was known to frequent the alexandria area. at this point police are not calling them suspects but persons of interest and say they may have information on this case and right now they want to find them and interview them. >> sherri ly reporting live for us. thank you. >>> take a good look at this picture. prince george's county police need your help finding this man. they say he robbed an m&t bank in college park last thursday. if you recognize him, give police a call. you do not have to leave your name. >>> a warning now to students at the university of maryland following yet another robbery just off campus. it happened early sunday morning in the parking lot of the college park shopping center on baltimore avenue. the victim says three young men came up behind him, attacked him and robbed him. ther
of metropolitan avenue and edgewood road. polic tell us the impact of the ash forced theictim on to nearby train tracks. service was halted for hours. the driver remaine on the scene. >> charlie mast is behind the wheel in the news 4 traffic network. >> we're looking live at the american legion bridge where you can see lots of volume on the outer loop beltway. you'll see very slow goin on the outer loop. normally start to see that delay coming around heading into silver springs. southbound 95, we' look live at the springfield interchange. delays heading down to newington. it's the hov lane where the accident blocks the left lane. there's a brief delay in the interchange to get past it. once you do, you're in much better shape. >> thanks, charlie. >>> president obama and democraticleaders won a round today in the battle over the economy. the president's small business bill is now speeding toward paage. but in this election year, congress is closelidy voided over what to do about the recession, and how to campaign for the midterm elections. today it all came down to a single vote. steve handlesman
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with a family in des moines, iowa. >> earlier the president used a combination of bluntness and inspiration to rally democratic voters. karen traverse joins thus morning from madison. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob and vinita. with five weeks to go before the midterm elections, president obama rolled up his sleeves, dusted off an old familiar campaign phrase, and said he was fired up. >> the stakes are too high for our country and for your future, and i am going to get out there and fight as hard as i can, and i know you are too. >> reporter: before an estimated crowd of 17,000 at the university of wisconsin, mostly students, mr. obama pleaded with young voters to bring back the enthusiasm from the 2008 campaign. he asked them to knock on doors and pledge to vote. vice president biden and members of the cabinet brought similar methods to college campuses across the nation. the goal is clear, rev up those young voters, age 18 through 29, who were critical to the obama campaign's success in 2008. that year, 66% of voters went for mr. obama. 32% for senator john mccain. tw
of the first u.s. warriors badly hurt in the iraq war. >> someone who served in battle, along with all the marines who knew i was gay. it did not matter. >> he got a medical discharge. but since don't ask, don't tell took effect in 1993, 13,000 men and women have been kicked out of the military. >> it's long pastime to repeal this policy which is unjust, unamerican, and extremely hurtful to the effectiveness of our military. >> reporter: rublicans blocked a vote. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: john mccain opposes repeal. >> the senate goes down this path, we would be ignoringhe views of the troops and casting aside the professional mility advice given by each of the four service chiefs. >> reporter: in fact, just before president obama awarded a medal of honor today, the marine he's chosen to keep in command of the core said don't letays serve openly let. >> we'reot quite sure what the impact will be on an all volunteer force. >> reporter: a bigger blow came from susan collins who backs repeal, but not to help democrats win more gay votes. >> now is not the time to play p
with terrorists is now in u.s. custody. reportedly telling intelligence agents that this is how a terror plot in europe was supposed to pan out. and apparently osama bin laden signed off on it. again, we are talking about europe in this case. our senior international correspondent nic robertson following the story and in our a abu da by bureau. was it foiled and were there any arrests? >> reporter: none that we're aware of, kyra. the reason is the would be attackers never left the tribal border region of pakistan where the plot was being hatched. ahmed asdiki was transferred to u.s. custody. he is talking a lot according to german counterterrorism officials and his information is that which is led to an increase in drone attacks inside pakistan on the sites where the jihadists have their training and also led to european counterterrorism officials becoming aware of this mumbai-style attack in britain, in france and in germany. although, britain and germany are both saying that no one was in any immediate danger and appears to be because the plotters and potential attackers were still there in
is author of the book "renegade, making of the president" and he joins us from the white house. we should say, richard, the white house is denying this, but even if they aren't thinking about the ads, are they thinking about how the tea party works into their strategy for the fall midterms? >> reporter: well, it's hard for anyone not to think about these kind of things but the white housen sifts there is no truth behind the story, they are sticking to their strategy of pointing out the sharp differences on economic policy. remember, the president's doing this town hall, cnbc town hall, hater this morning, and what they want to point out is the other side has the set of policies tried before and failed, if they say, if the individual candidates in their races want to go out and point out these differences, about the tea party, about a republican party that's out of the mainstream, they're free to go ahead and do that, but that's not the message coming out of the white house for this election. >> so the message from a former president, i guess you could even say is a little bit nuisanced. l
on whether to allow a company to sell genetically engineered salmon to u.s. consumers. if approved by the fda this would be the first ever genetically engineered animal allowed for human consumption. manuel gullegos joins us live with the implications. a big decision here. >> reporter: that's right. what the federal government is considering is whether genetically engineered salmon that grows twice as fast as wild salmon should be allowed to go to the public. this is salmon grown and harvested in captivity and many consumers feel it's not a good idea because they are scared of it. it is not just a fish story. you could soon be eating genetically engineered salmon. using growth hormone from chan oak salmon, it is claimed that these eggs can grow full market size fish in half the time as wild salmon. they say it is safe and will create jobs. >> we can bring an industry back to the united states and provide americans a safe and sustainable high-quality seafood. >> reporter: the food and drug administration agrees it is safe but is waiting for an advisory panel opinion before approving it for sal
will use her population and influence in six states where democratic candidates are in a little bit of trouble. this as lisa murkowski is being accused of trying to split up the republican party in alaska by running as a write-in candidate to save her senate seat. then, of course, there's delaware, where christine o'donnell says she's taking advice on all the controversy surrounding her from sarah palin. we're going to have more on all of this coming up in just a couple of minutes. >>> talking about controversy, also had that bitter custody battle between mel gibson and his ex-girlfriend, oksanna aggressivera. the actor apologized for his behavior in those intimate phone conversations. why is so much of their dirty laundry being aired so publicly and is oksanna behind it all? this morning for the first time, her attorneys speak out. >>> and on tuesday we told you about that british girl who just won the title of america's perfect teen. so how do her fellow contestants feel about that? we'll hear from them and talking to that win withing teen from wales as she joins for a live interv
with the midterms fast approaching. >> michelle obama will use her popularity and influence in six state where is democratic candidates are in trouble. this as lisa murkowski is being accused of trying to split up the republican party in alaska by starting a write-in campaign for her senate seat. we're going to have more on all of this coming up in just a couple of minutes. >>talking about controversy, that custody battle between mel gibson and his estranged girlfriend. the actor apologized for his behavior in those intimate phone conversations. so why is so much of their dirty laundry being aired so publicly and is oksana behind it all? this morning their attorneys speak out in an exclusive live interview. >>> and that british girl who just won the title of america's perfect teen. how do her fellow contestants feel about that? we're going to talk to her when she joining us from wales in a live interview. >> reporter: the president can particularly effective raising money for democrats and he'll do that again "today," but democrats will now pass the popularity ofhe first lady for the first tim
, a former silver spring resident was reportedly one of nine u.s. military officials killed in that crash. looney graduated from the naval academy back in 2004 where he played lacrosse. he also played football and baseball in hyattsville before graduating in 1999. officials have not disclosed the helicopter's mission. the cause of the crash is still unclear as well. >>> even as president obama was sending thousands of troop to afghanistan, he was determin to find a way out. that's just one of the disclosures in the new book out about the white house written by one of the nation's most prominent investigative journalists. stev handelsman has our report. >> reporter: an exit strategy. that was president obama's demands according to bob woodward's new book about afghanistan. it was last year the afghan war going poorly, the president rushed in 20,000 troops. then set out to change strategies. setting off a battle inside his administration. joint chiefs chairman mike mullen and gneral david petraeus wanted 40,000 more forces. vice president biden opposed any increase. the obama compromise was
, there are no charges. >> this afternoon, outside of the hospital, her mother showed us the pictures of a tossup. -- natasha. they go from little girl to college graduate. >> she has a pulse. i refuse to give up hope. >> we went to the home of the driver of the suv. there was no answer when we knocked on the door, but a man yelled out the window that they would be making no comment about the accident. >>> tonight, the suspected stuart -- cereals dabber is officially an accused murderer. the 33 year-old is believed to be behind 14 attacks, five of them deadly. stretching all the way from michigan to leesburg, virginia. he could face life in prison without parole. >>> is wrestling coach in fairfax county is accused of possessing child pornography. he was taken into custody after being involved in a traffic accident. he now faces 10 counts of possessing child pornography. he works as a wrestling official, and judging middle and high school matches in the region. >>> we had a major traffic alert. the traffic situation is about to get worse in the already congested tyson's corner area. fairfax county
an outside feed product. >> for you to come before us and say, it's the feed, we had nothing to do with it, is hard for me to believe. >> reporter: victims had a hard time believing decoster too. >> it just overpowered my whole system. >> reporter: 30-year-old sarah lewis, who nearly died, met with decoster after the hearing. >> i said, i am a real person and this is what you've done to me. >> reporter: when we asked -- >> will you take responsibility? >> reporter: all we got was silence. david kerley, abc news, washington. >>> there is a new theory being offered about the sinking of "the titanic." it comes from the granddaughter of the most senior officer to survive the disaster. because of a steering error. she claims it sank because the captain continued sailing instead of stopping the ship. the officer's granddaughter just made the claims public in her new book. >>> here's your thursday forecast. hail and gusty winds in southern minnesota, omaha, des moines, and kansas city. heavy rain and flooding from the dakotas to wisconsin. showers from san antonio to new orleans. thunderstorms fr
. >>> there was a setback in efforts to free 33 miners in chile. one of the hammers on a drill used in the rescue mission became detached yesterday. the crews were drilling through rock when it happened. the drill was repaired and work continued. rescued in early november, six weeks sooner than first expected. >>> one lawmaker on capitol hill says hearings on a salmonella outbreak revealed a disturbing picture of egg production here in america. >> and the owner of an iowa egg farm did apologize to people who got sick from salmonella. t.j. winick has details. >> reporter: good morning, rob and vinita. lawmakers in washington got few answers on wednesday. the owner of one farm refused to testify. another blamed an ingredient bought from a supplier for the outbreak. eggs from two iowa farms were linked to a massive salmonella outbreak this past summer. as many as 1,600 americans were sickened. 30-year-old sarah lewis. >> they thought they were going to have to do emergency bowel surgery. >> reporter: and 77-year-old carol lobato. >> my doctors told me that i almost certainly would have died without aggressi
. there was one group, this was the group we took down, they were using fake weapons. >> police have issued warrants but are searching for suspects in the other robberies and have little to no description or surveillance video to go on. that is disconcerting to shoppers at the mall. >> i shop here and my family shops here. we might go in shopping monday and it could happen while we are there. >> we should have more police protection in the area so patrons will not feel insecure. >> the police department is doing just that in the wake of this string of robberies. >> he robbery unit will work with the store and we will make sure they're using hidden cameras. you will see a heavy presence of plainclothes officers at the mall as well as private security forces. >> officials said eight -- said that a statement saying the safety and well-being of our shoppers and retailers is our top concern. the mall continues to work with police to provide a safe and secure environment for shoppers and merchants. police are reminding people in the area to be vigilant and report anything suspicious. >> more test
usually used to secure vehicles. >> reporter: according to the charging documents, cecilia mitchell was struck in the head multiple times. d'lana simmons was still inside when they arrived. she said she hit her aunt with a club and there was blood on it. simmons was in the dining room. her hands were covered with blood and blood spatter patterns were on her clothing and skin. police say simmons, whose name is on a mailbox here, told the 9-1-1 operator, quote, i hurt my aunt and i don't know why. she's being held in police custody on murder charges. >> reporter: and at this point, police are still looking for a motive in the attack. back to you. >> all right, thank you very much, pat warren. >> in tonight's campaign 2010 report. the race for governor has been a close one since former governor bob ehrlich announced he would challenge governor martin o'malley. but tonight, one candidate has an edge. vic has the newly released rasmussen poll. >> tonight, it is a rematch. and tonight, rasmussen research shows that o'malley is leading ehrlich, 57% to 47%. that's the first time the democra
just indulge myselo this is my local church. for me it's special because when i used to pray in the jungle, i would pray a lot to this virgin here--the virgin of guadalupe. i read so many times the bible when i was in captivity. i have many favorite passages. one of my favorite is the letter from sans. and he's talking about a vision he had, and he was suffering a lot. and then he hears jesus saying "my grace suffice you." he doesn't need anything else to overcome his pain than the grace of jesus. in a way, he discovered that the more fragile he was, the more stronger he was. and it just made a lot of sense to me in the jungle because it's exactly how i felt. oprah: wow. so what's the most important lesson you think you learned from this ordeal? what did you take from this ordeal? >> well, it--something that helps me every day since i'm free, which is that--it came to a point where i had lost everything. everything. i mean i couldnt move, i couldnt go to the toilet, i couldnt drink when i wanted, i couldnt talk to anybody. i couldn't do anything without--without havingher
's a crash we will certainly be following. mandy clark in kabul for us. thank you. >>> later today the senate is expected to vote on whether to repeal don't ask, don't tell. the house has already passed a bill repealing the policy regarding gays in the military. tara mergener joins us with more on that. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. today's vote could be a close one. in any case, supporters call it a critical moment for gay rights. the senate today could move one step closer to repealing the military's don't ask, don't tell policy, a law that bans gays from serving openly. leading democrats need 60 votes to push it through and all eyes are on a handful of lawmakers who could cast the deciding vote. >> don't ask, don't tell is wrong. >> reporter: in maine monday, pop sensation lady gaga ditched her trademark outrageous look for a black suit. she urged republican senators olympia snowe and susan collins to break with the gop and support the bill >> doesn't it seem to you that we should send home the prejudice, the straight soldier who hate the gay soldier? >> reporter: she eve
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